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The APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will do so by establishing a community of transformation.
Join our team of physics organizations as we launch an inaugural workshop, establish an online learning community, and unite to transform the culture of physics.
An IDEA for Physics Organizations
APS-IDEA Virtual Meeting
September Workshop Pre-Work
The 2020 application to join our network is now closed. Due to overwhelming interest, we're unable to accept any more applications in 2020. Please join our mailing list to get updates on the project's progress and any future opportunities to engage with the network.
Members of the following groups are encouraged to apply:
Please note: Your department chair must endorse your team’s participation. Chairs do not need to lead the team’s efforts or submit the application, but should be aware and supportive of the team’s work.
Frequently Asked Questions: If you have questions about the initiative, see the FAQs page.
Our vision is that as a result of collective efforts, physics and related fields will become more inclusive of all social identities, with a diversity reflective of the nation, and with an equitable distribution of opportunities and resources.
The network will provide a supportive environment to:
This is achieved through guiding principles of:
APS-IDEA members benefit from shared community ideas and support, online access to resources, and facilitation to accelerate team results.
With help, you can prepare a realistic 10-year sustainable plan for improving EDI, and set your department up to be recognized as a leader for its efforts and successes.
Together, let’s expand inclusion and belonging in physics.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
This project is sponsored by the APS Innovation Fund.
The APS-IDEA project is funded by the American Physical Society Innovation Fund and the American Institute of Physics Diversity Action Fund.